Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, Fifth Canadian Edition (5th Edition)

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Canadian Criminology Todayoffers a clear, contemporary, and comprehensive introduction to criminology that encourages students to think critically about the causes of crime and the outcomes of crime-prevention strategies. Throughout the text, Schmalleger and Volk use plentiful examples and current case studies to present the consequences of criminological theory for social policy and the practical issues associated with crime control. Special attention is paid to both Canadian issues and emerging forms of criminality worldwide to ensure students are well prepared for future careers in the Canadian criminal justice system.

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About the Author:

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he was recognized as Distinguished Professor. Dr. Schmalleger holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master's (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university's Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and many books and he is also the founding editor of the journalCriminal Justice Studies(formerlyThe Justice Professional). Schmalleger's philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: “In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person's interest—be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must—in some way—help solve those problems.

 

Rebecca Volkcurrently oversees the Centre for Organizational Learning at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario after many years as a coordinator and professor in the Police Foundations Program at the College. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and an applied master's degree in criminology from the University of Ottawa. She is also co-author ofPolice Ethics: A Matter of Character. Volk's professional experience has included involvement with a variety of offender aftercare and advocacy agencies, federal and provincial correctional institutions and residential centres, legal aid services, and various police agencies. She serves on the boards of several organizations devoted to promoting social justice for the most vulnerable among us.

Review:

By reviewing these manuscript chapters, my faith in the strength of and readability of this text – the new fifth edition – is renewed. I am a strong advocate for the text, and have been for over a decade. I will continue to use this text and repeat what I have said for years: This is the finest introductory criminology text on the market today!”

--Oliver R. Stoetzer, Fanshawe College

 

“This text is insightful and a valuable addition to Criminology.”

--Melanie Marchand, Georgian College

 

“I would consider adopting this text because there is a lot of application to the Canadian context, especially current policies adopted in Canada to deal with crime, and research conducted to determine whether they have proved to be effective.”

--Alexander Shvarts, Humber College

 

“We enjoy using the current edition of this text. Students generally like it and the teaching aids are very helpful.”

--Anonymous

 

“I do think the Theories at a Glance sections are valuable. By the end of the chapter, students are left feeling overwhelmed with the various perspectives within one theory and it is difficult to distinguish the differences without going back and rereading. The Theories at a Glance provide a graphic organizer that highlights the differences while signifying the relationship between each perspective.”

--Anonymous

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